Welshpool & Area Events


Welshpool plays host to a range of events throughout the year.
For further details please contact the Tourist Information Centre:

Tel: 01938 552 043
Email: touristcentre@welshpooltowncouncil.gov.uk

The list below outlines events organised by the Town Council as well as local businesses and organisations.

2019

MAY
Canal Boat Trips run every Saturday. 01938 552 04

Sat 25th: The Music Fair, Presented by Riffels & Hardy's Bookstore. Corn Exchange, 10am – 4pm. Sales Vinyl's, CD's, DVD's, Sheet Music etc. Plenty of Activities throughout the Day. 07875 589 023
Sun 26th: Welshpool Music Festival. email for more information; welshpoolfestival@gmail.com
Sun 26th: Fish & Chip Train, WLLR. Advance Booking Essential. www.wllr.org.uk
Sun 26th: Tesco Car Boot Sale. 10am. £5 per pitch. Book at Tesco Customer Services, Welshpool
Sun 26th: Welshpool Canoe Club, 'Come  and Have a Go!' Kayaking, Canoeing, Stand-Up Paddle Boarding. Free Event. The Wharf, Church Street Car Park. All Abilities Welcome, Age 9+. Bring Some Dry Clothes
Mon 27th: Open Day explaining the History of the Old Cattle Docks in Welshpool. Corn Exchange, 10am – 3pm. Free Tours to see the Site. 11am, 12.30pm, 2pm. Free minibus from the Town Hall. 01938 553 142
Mon 27th: NGS Open Garden. Oak Cottage, 23 High Street, Welshpool. 2pm – 5pm. £3.50
Weds 29th: Wild Wednesday Bugs & Slugs Picnic. RSPB, Lake Vyrnwy. 11am-2pm. £10 per Child inc Picnic Lunch (£5 for Adult Picnic). Booking Essential. 01691 870 278
Fri 31st: 'Meet Tommy Atkins'. The poignant story of one man through WW1 & WW2. Church House. 7.30pm. Tickets £10 to include wine & nibbles. Tickets from Welshpool Jewellers.

JUNE
Canal Boat Trips run every Saturday. 01938 552 043

Sat 1st: D.Day 75th Anniversity Event. Corn Exchange, 10am-3pm. Welshpool at War Photographic Display, Memorabilia & Much More. Includes a Big Screen Showing of Welshpool's VEVJ Day 50th Anniversary Celebrations in 1995. Free Admission.
Sat 1st: Spring into Summer Coffee Morning. Sale of Goods, Books, Plants etc. Church House. 10am. £1 Entry to include Coffee.

Sat 1st/ Sun 2nd: Open Weekend, Rhiw Valley Light Railway. 10.30am – 4.30pm. Free Parking, Unlimited Rides. Adult £6, Concessions £4. www.rvlr.co.uk
Sun 2nd: Mayor's Parade and Community Awards. 01938 553 142
Tues 4th: Bookstart Week, WLLR Steam Railway. 01938 553 142
Tues 4th: Beacon Ring Excavation Volunteer Open Evening. 4pm – 6pm. Cpat, 41 Broad Street. www.cpat.org.uk
Tues 4th: Community Safety Day, Corn Exchange. 10am – 2pm. www.dyfed-powys.police.uk
Fri 7th: Music for a Summer Evening with the Guilsfield Singers. Methodist Church, Welshpool. Proceeds to SEDCU. 7.30pm. Tickets £10 to include refreshments. Welshpool Rotary Club. 07901 802 912
Fri 7th/Sat 8th: Bwlch y Cibau Village Festival. See Poster in Tourist Information Centre.

Fri 7th/Sat 8th/Sun 9th: Welshpool Poetry Festival.www.welshpoolpoetryfestival.org.uk
Sat 8th: Live Music at Llanfair Caereinion Station, 'Rock n Rails'. WLLR. www.wllr.org.uk
Sun 9th: Plant Sale, Welshpool Livestock Market from 10am
Sun 9th: Offa's Dyke Toy Fair & Model Railway Exhibition. Buttington Trewern Community Centre. 10am-4pm. £3, accompanied children free.
Sun 9th: NGS Open Garden. Oak Cottage, 23 High Street, Welshpool. 2pm – 5pm.£3.50
Fri 14th/Sun 16th: Monty Lit Fest, Gregynog Hall. Celebrating Authors in Wales. www.montylitfest.com
Sat 16th: Father's Day on the WLLR. Any Father accompanied by his Child travels at Child Price and gets a Workshop Tour. www.wllr.org.uk
Sat 22nd/Sun 23rd: Welshpool Transport Festival. www.welshpooltransportfestival.org.uk
Sat 22nd/Sun 30th: Gregynog Festival. Classical Concerts ofr Summer Evenings. Tickets & More Information: www.gregynog.org
Sun 23rd: Open House & Garden, No 1, Church Bank. 12 noon – 5pm. Admission £5 including Tea & Cakes.
Sat 29th: Andrew Lloyd Football Tournament. Forden Community Grounds. More information on their Facebook Page.

Sun 30th: NGS Open Gardens. Berriew Village Gardens. Five Open Gardens. Combined Price £6.  Home -Made Teas in the Old School.
Sun 30th: Tesco Car Boot Sale. 10am. £5 per pitch. Book at Tesco Customer Services, Welshpool

JULY
Canal Boat Trips run every Saturday. 01938 552 043

Mon 1st/Weds 31st: Beacon Ring Excavation. www.cpat.org.uk
Mon 1st: Bonhams Valuation Day, Gregynog. 11am – 3pm. Free Auction Valuations. Booking Required. www.gregynog.org.uk
Tues 2nd/Sun 7th: International Eisteddfod, Llangollen
Sat 6th: Montgomery Street Fair. 10am – 10pm.
Sat 6th: Powys Angel Voice Singing School Presents 'The Big Picnic'. 2pm – 10pm. Maesydre School Field. Entertainment, Stalls & Food. Over 16's £10 a Ticket. 07852 454 290
Sat 6th/Sun 7th: Open Weekend, Rhiw Valley Light Railway. 10.30am – 4.30pm. Free Parking, Unlimited Rides. Adult £6, Concessions £4. www.rvlr.co.uk
Sun 7th: Theatre From the Train, WLLR Steam Railway. 01938 553 142. theatrefromthetrain.org.uk
Fri 12th: Fun Quiz Night, Church House. 7.30pm. £2.50 including refreshments. Bring your own drink. 07782 166 342
Fri 12th: Outdoor Theatre, 'Treasure Island'. Powis Castle. 7pm – 9pm. Adults £16, Child £11. Boking Essential. 01938 551 920
Sat 13th/Sun 14th: NGS Open Garden. 1,Church Bank, Welshpool. 12 noon – 5pm. £3.50. 01938 559 112
Sun 14th: Plant Sale, Welshpool Livestock Market from 10am

Fri 19th/Sat 20th/Sun 21st: Welshpool Country Music Festival. www.countrywestern.org.uk
Sat 20th: Antiques Fair & Valuation Day. Church House. 10am – 4pm. Adm £1.
Sat 20th/Sun 21st: Bryngwyn Hall Summer Fayre. 10.30am – 5.30pm. Entry £5, Children Free. Dogs Welcome on Leads. www.bryngwyn.com
Sat 20th/Sun21st: Vintage Weekend on the WLLR with Additional Historical Activities. www.wllr.org.uk

Sun 21st: Friends of Mid Wales Opera present 'An Opera Gala Concert'. Gregynog Hall. 6pm.
Tickets £16 from The Hafren (01686 614 556) or on The Door. www.midwalesopera.co.uk
Mon 22nd/Thurs 25th: Royal Welsh Show
Thurs 25th/Fri 26th: Wales 360 Mountain Bike Challenge. Thurs, Day Four ends inWelshpool and Fri, Day Five begins in Welshpool. www.wales360.com
Sat 27th/Sun 28th: Welsh Tea Train, WLLR. Advance Booking Essential. www.wllr.org.uk
Sat 27th: Allegri String Quartet Plays Music from Haydn, Mendelssohn & Beethoven. St Myllin's Church, Llanfyllin. 7.30pm. www.llanfyllinfestival.org.uk
Sun 28th: Car Boot Sale, Tesco. 10am. £5 per pitch. Book at Tesco Customer Services
Sun 28th: Allegri String Quartet Plays Music from Haydn, Szymanowski & Tchaikovsky. St Myllin's Church, Llanfyllin. 7.30pm. www.llanfyllinfestival.org.uk

AUGUST
Canal Boat Trips run every Saturday & Sunday. 01938 552 043

Town Centre Busking Month. 01938 553 142
Fri 2nd/Sun 10th: National Eisteddfod, Llanrwst, Conwy. eisteddfod.wales
Fri 2nd: Allegri String Quartet Plays Music from Sibelius, Gershwin & Beethoven. St Myllin's Church, Llanfyllin. 7.30pm. www.llanfyllinfestival.org.uk
Sat 3rd: Fish & Chip Train, WLLR. Booking Essential. www.wllr.org.uk
Sat 3rd/Sun 4th: Vintage Weekend on the WLLR with Additional Historical Activities. www.wllr.org.uk
Sat 3rd/Sun 4th: Open Weekend, Rhiw Valley Light Railway. 10.30am – 4.30pm. Free Parking, Unlimited Rides. Adult £6, Concessions £4. www.rvlr.co.uk
Sun 4th: Harry Tuffins Fun Day
Sun 4th: Allegri String Quartet Plays Music from Mozart, Spohr & mendelsswohn. St Myllin's Church, Llanfyllin. 7.30pm. www.llanfyllinfestival.org.uk
Tues 6th: Outdoor Theatre, 'Much Ado About Nothing'. 7pm-9pm. Powis Castle. Adult £16, Child £11. Booking Essential. 0344 249 1895
Thurs 8th: Guilsfield Show
Thurs 8th/Sun 11th: Phoenix Alternative Festival. Llanfyllin Workhouse.
Sat 10th: Llanfyllin Show
Sat 10th: New Event – Hog Roast on the WLLR. Refreshments on the Journey and a Hog Roast at Llanfair Caereinion Station. Vegetarian Options Available. www.wllr.org.uk
Mon 12th/Fri 16th: Gregynog Open House. For More Information: www.gregynog.org.uk
Thu 15th: Shakespeare at the Castle – The Tempest. Montgomery Castle. 7pm. mikemills32@btinternet.com
Sat 17th: Montgomery Show
Sat 17th/Sun 18th: Vintage Weekend on the WLLR with Additional Historical Activities. www.wllr.org.uk
Sat 17th/Sun 18th: Ham Radio Weekend on the WLLR. www.wllr.org.uk
Sun 18th: Plant Sale, Welshpool Livestock Market from 10am
Mon 19th/Thurs 22nd: Gregynog Open House. For More Information: www.gregynog.org.uk
Sat 24th: Berriew Show
Sat 24th: Fish & Chip Train, WLLR. Booking Essential. www.wllr.org.uk
Sun 25th: Tesco Car Boot Sale. 10am. £5 per pitch. Book at Tesco Customer Services, Welshpool
Fri 30th/Sat 31st: WLLR Steam Gala. www.wllr.org.uk
Fri 30th/Sat 31st: Llanwddyn Weekend of Folk & Accoustic Music. www.llanwddynevents.co.uk

Sat 31st: Llanfair Caereinion Show
Sat 31st: Cambrian Summer School for Strings, Tedesca Quartet Concert. Gregynog Hall. 7.30pm. Tickets £15. www.gregynog.org

SEPTEMBER
Canal Boat Trips run every Saturday. 01938 552 043

Sun 1st: WLLR Steam Gala. www.wllr.org.uk
Sun 1st: Cambrian String Orchestra, Gregynog Hall. 3pm. Tickets £15, including Tea & Cakes. www.gregynog.org

Sun 1st: Llanwddyn Weekend of Folk & Accoustic Music. www.llanwddynevents.co.uk
Sat 7th/Sun 8th: Open Weekend, Rhiw Valley Light Railway. 10.30am – 4.30pm. Free parking, Unlimited Rides. Adult £6, Concessions £4. www.rvlr.co.uk

Sun 8th: Open Doors, Gregynog. 12pm – 4pm. www.gregynog.org
Fri 13th: Fun Quiz Night, Church House. 7.30pm. £2.50 per player including refreshments. Bring your own drinks. 07782 166 342
Sat 14th/Sun 15th: Teddy Bear Weekend on the WLLR. www.wllr.org.uk
Sat 21st: Art, Craft & Food Fair, Corn Exchange. 10am-3.30pm.

Fri 27th/Sun 29th: 1940's Weekend, Welshpool.welshpool1940sweekend.co.uk
Sun 29th: Tesco Car Boot Sale. 10am. £5 per pitch. Book at Tesco Customer Services.

OCTOBER
Fri 4th/Sun 6th: Montgomery Walking Festival. www.montgomerywalkingfestival.co.uk
Fri 4th: Oktoberfest, Monty's Brewery Visitor Centre, Montgomery. russ@montysbrewery.co.uk
Sat 5th/Sun 6th: Open Weekend, Rhiw Valley Light Railway. 10.30am – 4.30pm. Free Parking, Unlimited Rides. Adult £6, Concessions £4. www.rvlr.co.uk
Fri 18th/Sun 20th: Camerata – Choral Weekend. Residential Course. ece@paulspicer.com
Sat 19th: Art, Craft & Food Fair, Corn Exchange. 10am – 3.30pm.
Sat 19th/Sun 20th: NGS Open Garden. Dingle Nursery & Garden. SY21 9JD. 9am – 5pm. £3.50. 01938 555 145
Sat 26th: Halloween Trains on the WLLR with Prizes for the Best Costumes. www.wllr.org.uk

NOVEMBER
Sat 2nd: Fireworks Display, Maes y Dre. 01938 553 142
Mon 4th: Field Of Remembrance. St Mary's. 01938 553 142
Fri 8th: Garden of Remembrance. Memorial Gardens. 01938 553 142
Sun 10th: Remembrance Parade Followed by a Service at St Mary's. 01938 553 142
Mon 11th: Minute Silence. Outside Town Hall. 01938 553 142
Fri 15th: Fun Quiz Night, Church House. 7.30pm. £2.50 including refreshments. Bring your own drink. 07782 166 342
Sat 30th: Montgomery Christmas Festival & Lights Switch On. susieblowermtc@hotmail.com

DECEMBER
Sun 1st:
Christmas Concert by Gregynog Young Musicians. Gregynog. 3pm. Tickets £12. www.gregynog.org
Thurs 5th: Christmas Decoration Workshop. Gregynog. 10am – 4pm. £45 per person, Food included. www.gregynog.org

Sat 7th: Welshpool Winter Festival & Christmas Lights Switch On. 01938 553 142
Sat 7th: Children's Christmas Workshop, Gregynog. 11am – 2pm. £12 per Child. Booking Required. www.gregynog.org
Sat 7th/Sun 8th: Santa's Grotto, Gregynog. 11am – 3pm. Tickets £6 per Child. No Booking Required. www.gregynog.org
Sat 7th/Sun 8th: Santa Special on the WLLR. Advance Booking Strongly Advised. www.wllr.org.uk
Mon 9th/Thurs 12th: Festive Afternoon Teas, Gregynog. 2pm – 4pm. £15 per Person. Booking Required. www.gregynog.org
Sat 14th/Sun 15th: Santa Special on the WLLR. Advance Booking Strongly Advised. www.wllr.org.uk
Sun 15th: Festive Sunday Lunch, Gregynog. 12.30pm. 3 Course Festive Lunch. Booking Required. www.gregynog.org
Sat 21st/Sun 22nd: Santa Special on the WLLR. Advance Booking Strongly Advised. www.wllr.org.uk